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. every year at the end of our national convention, we have the leaders of various national civil rights groups join us to talk about what they have done and we have done in the preceding year, what we have not been table do, and then what we commit to doing in the coming year so that we are held account to believe what we say. it is not enough to just convene, talk about things, show how smart we are, give our best sound bites, we must measure what we do, what we do not do, so that people will know that we are serious in our service to people. this year, we added, though, that with the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, we wanted some of those who have served above and beyond the call of duty for the last half century to assess where we are since the march where we need to be, where we have made progress and where we have gone backwards. so we have a special panel added this year that will put us in context and in focus. let me introduce the panel to my -- the panel. to my right, the reverend pastor of ron, the this church, first corinthian. he also chairs the ministers divisi
. a member of the civil rights and i'm here in my capacity. civil rights was established -- >> he needs a microphone. >> this was established in the95 to among other things examine matters related to denials of protection and race and discrimination and because immigration ofte implicates matters pertaining to national origin and discrimination, the commission over the years has regularly conducted hearings on aspects of immigration including illegal immigration. the most recent such hearing occurred dealing with the specific issue of the effect of illegal immigration on the wage and employment levels of americans, specifically black americans and the evidence produced at that hearing showed that illegal immigration a disproportionately negative effect on employment and wage levels of low skilled americans, specifically black americans. >> mr. chairman, we have a hard time hearing. if you can get that a little closer. it's important to remember that witnesses at the hearing were witnesses that spanned the ideological spectrum. despite differences to policy every witness agreed that ille
economist named peter, who is on the u.s. civil rights commission. they will testify about how illegal immigration can affect the u.s. economy. a hearing on friday. then on monday a second hearing. after that we have to see how the process unfolds. especially republicans on the judiciary committee are calling for more than the currently scheduled hearings. probably sometime in early may we will move to the markup process which is where the senators on the judiciary committee can begin offering amendments and releasing how they want to continue to shape the bill. we hope it gets passed out of committee and go to the senate floor. host: rebekah kaplan of the national journal. wilmington, north carolina, kathleen is on our democrat line. is roberta our guest aplan.rebecca caller: my biggest fear is that our country is in a state of fear. thing wehe worst could ever have as americans. we have based our country from the beginning of a great work ethic. there are so many things we could do instead of being frightened every time something happens. domestically, foreman, and immigration. we ha
him of constitutional rights is preposterous. the supreme court has spoken to this after the civil war and when the courts habeas n the right of corpus couldn't be suspended. 'm a soldier and when you misuse the laws of war you endanger people like me on the battlefield. there are instances when combatants.re enemy this is not one of them. about no one is talking depriving anybody of constitutional rights. the miranda warning says you amendment right. if the information you provide, information this may save lives prevent terrorist acts in the future, can't be used not in you, you are danger of self-incrimination. used it would is still be habeas corpus right. so what we are saying and what he is saying and i think it is rong there is no such thing as global jihadist movement. i think the evidence of that is we will treat d somebody who commits an act of brutal terrorism as a criminal them to lawyer up and say don't say a word, information,hem any we will deal later and i think i think this is illful blindness and reckless in regard to the people who may foruture.ctims in the guest: re
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